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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Owl Station: Sushi & Sake Bombs

This past Saturday night was yet another 30th birthday party to add to the list this year… but I think this one wins as most fun and possibly the  funniest night I’ve had in a while!!

My blog-friend-turned-real-friend Elizabeth turned the big 3-0 last week and her awesome fiancé, Nick, threw her a fabulous birthday dinner with friends, fun, and ridiculous cupcakes.

Oh and this…

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but I think that was a spontaneous addition at the end of dinner ;)

The groups of us met at a new sushi restaurant in South Boston. 
Owl Station hasn’t been open for that long, but apparently Nick and Elizabeth are already frequent customers and now I can see why…the food was AWESOME! 

Since sushi is a great food to share, Nick went ahead and ordered a bunch of appetizers and rolls for the table to try. 

I was a little nervous at first because even though I love sushi…I’m still not too adventurous with the actual raw fish…aside from tuna and other common choices.  Lucky for me Nick went with an array of delicious, interesting, and what I would call FUN sushi!

We started with…

Edamame

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Gyoza…the pork and vegetable options.  These are the veggies ones:

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Calamari

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There was also a delicious appetizer of thinly sliced rare beef and tuna…delish.

Oh and there were drinks…

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They just kept arriving magically at the table!  That scorpion bowl was dangerously good.

Elizabeth, Tina, and I dominated the bowl…

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And I discovered a Sake that I really love!

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I sipped a small glass during the meal! 

Then the sushi train made it’s grand entrance…

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Those amazing specimens were Volcano Rolls:  Deep fried seaweed wrapped crab meat, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, with spicy tuna & tobiko on top. 

I’m still dreaming of those volcano rolls!

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On top is Vegetable Dreaming: sweet potato topped with avocado & mango

These were little bites of veggie heaven.  Mango, sweet potato, and avocado??  YES!

The bottom is Red Sox Maki: Lobster, asparagus, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tobiko, & spicy mayo.

Almost like the lobster roll of sushi.  I was getting so full by the time those came out I only had a bite of one but it was very good!

Another favorite of the night was this masterpiece

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The Phoenix: Soy paper wrapped with spicy soft shell crab, asparagus, avocado, toiko, and spicy crab stick on top.

The soft shell crab was incredible.  So flavorful!!

There was also spicy tuna rolls, a delicious one made with scallops, California rolls, and avocado rolls. 

So.much.sushi.

But we weren’t done yet.

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Sushi Cupcakes!!!

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Nick ordered these adorable confections in three flavor options for the group: chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet.

Look at the detail!

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the “rice” was coconut.

And if we weren’t stuffed enough…

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Sake bombs for all.  I’m not even sure these are on the menu but our waitress was awesome and made it happen.  Nick and his friend assembled.

My first Sake Bomb!

 

Actually pretty good.  At least not as bad as I was thinking…I mean it’s not like a car bomb where there’s fear of curdling. 

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The night just got funnier from there, including lots of shenanigans… trust falls?

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I’ll leave it at that ;)

I had such a fun time, but even more excited that I have a new favorite sushi place!!  I’m already dying to go back to Owl Station!! 

What’s your favorite type of sushi… are you a purist and stick to a variety of raw fish?  Or do you enjoy the “fun” stuff ;)

5 comments:

  1. Looks like yall had tons of fun!! The goyza and cupcakes look yummy!! I ve never tried sake

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  2. FunandFearlessinBeantownMarch 8, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    It looks like Elizabeth had a fabulous 30th!

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  3. what an awesome 30th birthday! this sushi looks fantastic. I can't believe that was your first Sake bomb. aren't they fantastic!?!?

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  4. Emily @ A Cambridge StoryMarch 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    What a fun celebration! I kinda love sake :)

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  5. Those volcano rolls sounds awesome! My favorite is probably a caterpillar roll. I can't just sip sake but I do love a good sake bomb now and then. :) The cupcakes are adorable. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun!

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